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New Transit
Cover Story
Peter Stonham and Dan Wright
The majority of the world’s population now live in urban areas. That point was reached in 2008, according to official UN statistics, as the... continue
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Rail News
T There’s little disagreement that electrification is the best power system for most railways. But what should be done about branch lines where... continue
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Technology News
More confidence and experience in  using social media within the passenger transport sector is leading to more sophisticated approaches. A... continue
Categories: Rail, Technology, UITP, Other, Europe
New Transit
Rail News
A new model for rail service provision in China is being put in place to address a financial overhang at the now-defunct Railways Ministry. A newely... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The UK government has made a priority of putting back the East Coast rail franchise into the private sector in 2015, and has also revealed plans to... continue
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Technology News
The quest for seamless multimodal travel has been set out again in the UK Department for Transport’s new ‘door-to-door’ transport... continue
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Rail News
Although positioned to be part of the development of the major Grand Paris Express plans for a driverless express metro system in and around the... continue
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Rail News
It’s 50 years since the publication in 1963 of two pivotal reports on British transport: The Reshaping of British Railways by Dr Richard... continue
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Editorial Comment
Peter Stonham
Passenger transport does not operate in isolation. People travel for reasons, and transport systems provide a vital ingredient to economic and social... continue
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People
The city of Bristol’s newly elected mayor George Ferguson (pictured) has named a panel to advise him on transport matters. Ferguson, an... continue
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People
MTR, the Hong-Kong based rail company that runs the London Overground and is bidding for the Essex Thameside and Thameslink franchises in the UK, has... continue
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People
François-Xavier Perin (pictured) has been appointed Chief Executive of RATP Dev. He previously served as a member of the supervisory board and... continue
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People
London’s transport commissioner Peter Hendy has been knighted for services to transport and the community in the Queen’s New Year’s... continue
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People
Mike Cooper, currently an Executive Director at Deutsche Bahn owned Arriva, and who has successfully led the Arriva UK Bus division since 2005, has... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Finnish contactless supplier Confidex has won the £400,000 job to supply contactless paper tickets on the Glasgow Subway for the Strathclyde... continue
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Technology News
The UK’s major rail companies are set to be included in a new “GDS for rail” being developed by technology giant Amadeus this... continue
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Technology News
The Opal smartcard system for public transport currently being installed in Sydney by the Cubic-led Pearl consortium for regional agency Transport... continue
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Technology News
Wales Transport Minister Carl Sargeant has launched a public pilot of the government-backed national pay-as-you-go GoCymru travel smartcard. Starting... continue
New Transit
Sub story to feature
Any rail journey involving interchange across London is potentially a problem to explain to travellers. It is likely that business is lost to rail... continue
New Transit
Viewpoint
Jonathon Tyler
While waiting for a train I often inspect the promotional material and timetables on display at a station. It’s a simple check on what the... continue
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